NEW YORK — R&B FM, a production arm of Gotham entertainment law firm Rudolf & Beer that’s run by production head Lisa Fragner, has unveiled three projects for which it has secured financing.
The projects are Chris Slater’s “True to the Game,” Christine Scowley and Adam Kleid’s “The Breaker Upper” and Nicole Burdette’s “You’re Driving Me Crazy.” Each pic’s budget is under $5 million. All three projects are casting.
“True to the Game,” which Slater will helm from his script, is set in the world of hard-core rap and follows an aspiring rapper caught up with the wrong crowd. “Breaker Upper,” to be helmed by Kleid, is a romantic comedy featuring a professional relationship interloper. Fisher Stevens is in talks to helm “Driving,” a musical romance set in contemporary Gotham.
R&B FM, launched in 2001, is producing “Death of a Dynasty,” lensing in Gotham. The pic stars Damon Dash, who is also helming and producing. Rapper Jay-Z and Ebon Moss-Bachrach are among the pic’s stars. Fragner and Ron Rotholz are onboard as executive producers. Cameos will include Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Lorraine Bracco, Mariah Carey, Michael Rapaport, Denise Rich, Rashida Jones and Busta Rhymes.
Shingle also recently produced “The Hebrew Hammer” with Ed Pressman’s ContentFilm. The pic is written and directed by Jonathan Kesselman, with Adam Goldberg starring.
Earlier in the year, the company produced pay-per-view special “Aaron Carter Valentine’s Day Party.”
Rudolf & Beer specializes in music and film as well as television, licensing and talent representation. Among the firm’s clients are Britney Spears, Nick and Aaron Carter, Michael Bolton, 98 Degrees, O-Town, Michael Bolton, Samantha Mumba, No Secrets, Blackground Records. Film accounts include Myriad Pictures, Bigel/Mailer Prods., Barbara Kopple and Lot 47 Films.